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Every Sunday morning issue of Lincoln's Journal Star newspaper includes the "The (402) 411" section. Included in that section of the paper each week are regular author profiles and book reviews, by both local reviewers and national review services. Due to the regular popularity of the titles reviewed in the paper, we've designed this page of the Lincoln City Libraries' Web site as a simple listing of the books recently reviewed in the Lincoln Journal Star, with links into the library's holdings for all the listed books which are currently in the collection. If a title below is not hotlinked, this is an indication that the library does not currently own that book, but you may consider requesting the title through the services of our Interlibrary Loan department, or suggesting that we purchase it via our on-line Suggest-a-Title form.

last updated December 14, 2014

2014 Selections

Books reviewed in December

book cover  The Means
by Douglas Brunt

Fiction -- Brunt.
book cover  Skink No Surrender
by Carl Hiaasen

Fiction -- Hiassen.
book cover  Betty Page: Queen of Covers
by Petra Mason and Bunny Yeager

Non-Fiction -- Mason.
book cover  The Life & Love of Dogs
by Lewis Blackwell

Non-Fiction -- Blackwell.
book cover  The Andy Warhol Diaries
by Pat Hackett

Non-Fiction -- 759.13 War.
[Libraries have older edition]
book cover  The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft
edited by Leslie Klinger

Non-Fiction -- Klinger.
book cover  Altman
by Kathryn Altman and Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan

Non-Fiction -- Altman.
book cover  The Best American Non-Required Reading 2014
edited by David Handler

Non-Fiction -- Handler.
book cover  Under the Wide and Starry Sky
by Nancy Horan

Fiction -- Horan.
book cover  Personal
by Lee Child

Fiction -- Child.
book cover  Worthy Fights
by Leon Panetta

Non-Fiction -- Biography Panetta.

Books reviewed in November

book cover  The Chain: Farm, Factory and the Fate of Our Food
by Ted Genoways

Non-Fiction -- 338.76 HorYg.
book cover  A Different Plain
edited by Ladette Randolph

Non-Fiction -- 813.08 Ran.
book cover  Margaret Truman's Undiplomatic Murder
by Donald Bain

Fiction -- AUTHOR.
book cover  Cold Shot
by Mark Henshaw

Fiction -- Henshaw.
book cover  Leaving the Pink House
by ladette Randolph

Biography -- Randolph.
book cover  Gray Mountain
by John Grisham

Fiction -- Grisham.
book cover  Chestnut Street
by Maeve Binchy

Fiction -- Binchy.
book cover  Some Luck
by Jane Smiley

Fiction -- Smiley.
book cover  Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation
by Steve Vogel

Non-Fiction -- 973.52 Vog.
book cover  A Captain for Laura Rose
by Stephanie Grace Whitson

Fiction -- Whitson.
book cover  The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession
by Dana Goldstein

Non-Fiction -- 371.102 Gol.
book cover  The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
by Fannie Flagg

Fiction -- Flagg.
book cover  The Heist
by Daniel Silva

Fiction -- Silva.
book cover  100 Things Nebraska Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die
by Sean Callahan

Non-Fiction -- 796.332 NebYc.
book cover  Inside the TARDIS: The Worlds of Doctor Who
by James Chapman and I.B. Tauris

Non-Fiction -- Chapman.
book cover  Doctor Who: Character Encyclopedia
by Jason Loborik, Annabel Gibson

Non-Fiction -- 791.457 DocYl.
book cover  Doctor Who: Essential Guide to 50 Years of Doctor Who
by Justin Richards

Non-Fiction -- Richards.
book cover  Doctor Who: The Vault - Treasures From the First 50 Years
by Marcus Hearn

Non-Fiction -- Hearn.
book cover  Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects
by Steve Tribe and James Goss

Non-Fiction -- Tribe.
book cover  Who-ology - Doctor Who: The Official Miscellany
by Cavan Scott

Non-Fiction -- 791.457 DocYs.
book cover  Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories
by eleven different authors

book cover  Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles
by Michael Moorcock

Fiction -- Moorcock.
book cover  Doctor Who: Harvest of Time
by Alistair Reynolds

Fiction -- Reynolds.
book cover  Doctor Who: The Wheel of Ice
by Stephen Baxter

Fiction -- Baxter.
book cover  Doctor Who: Shada - The Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams
by Douglas Adams and Gareth Roberts

Fiction -- Adams.

Books reviewed in October

book cover  Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks
by Dick Cavett

Non-Fiction -- Biography Cavett.
book cover  Palisades Park
by Alan Brennert

Fiction -- Brennert.
book cover  From Picas to Bytes: Four Generations of Seacrest Newspaper Service to Nebraska
by Faith A. Colburn

Non-Fiction -- [ On Order ].
book cover  The Children Act
by Ian McEwan

Fiction -- McEwan.
book cover  The Bone Clocks
by David Mitchell

Fiction -- Mitchell.
book cover  Wild Idea, Buffalo and Family in a Different Land
by Dan O'Brien  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- O'Brien.
book cover  Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned
by Lena Dunham

Non-Fiction -- [ On Order ].

Books reviewed in September

book cover  Lucky Us
by Amy Bloom

Fiction -- Bloom.
book cover  Night Heron
by Adam Brookes

Fiction -- Brookes.
book cover  The Interestings
by Meg Wolitzer

Fiction -- Wolitzer.
book cover  The Calamities of Kalamity Kate: A History of Nebraska's Children's TV Shows
by Leta Powell Drake  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- Biography Drake.
book cover  Uncaged: The Singular Menace, Book 1
by John Sandford and Michelle Cook

Fiction -- Sandford.
book cover  The Legend of Sheba: Rise of a Queen
by Tosca Lee  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Lee.
book cover  Runner
by Patrick Lee

Fiction -- Lee.

Books reviewed in August

book cover  Yes Please
by Amy Poehler

Non-Fiction -- [ On Order ].
book cover  Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned
by Lena Dunham

Non-Fiction -- [ On Order ].
book cover  The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones
by George R.R. Martin

Non-Fiction -- [ On Order ].
book cover  Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
by Neil Patrick Harris

Non-Fiction -- Biography Harris.
book cover  Night Heron
by Adam Brookes

Fiction -- Brookes.
book cover  The Crossword Century
by Alan Connor

Non-Fiction -- [ On Order ].
book cover  Elephant Hunt Massacre
by Jon Steinman

Fiction -- Steinman.
book cover  Uncaged: The Singular Menace, Book 1
by John Sandford and Michele Cook

Fiction -- YA Sandford.
book cover  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl

Fiction -- j Dahl.
book cover  One Plus One
by Jojo Moyes

Fiction -- Moyes.
book cover  The Boost
by Stephen Baker

Fiction -- Baker.
book cover  The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky and Death
by Colson Whitehead

Non-Fiction -- 795.412 Whi.
book cover  The Silkworm
by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling)

Fiction -- Galbraith.
book cover  Landline
by Rainbow Rowell

Fiction -- Rowell.
book cover  Sniper's Honor
by Stephen Hunter

Fiction -- Hunter.

Books reviewed in July

book cover  All I Love and Know
by Judith Frank

Fiction -- Frank.
book cover  Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster
by Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

Non-Fiction -- 977 Kle.
book cover  Emeralds Included
by Betsy Woodman

Fiction -- Woodman.
book cover  River City Empire, Tony Dennison's Omaha
by Orville D. Menard

Non-Fiction -- Biography Dennison.
book cover  The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act
by Clay Risen

Non-Fiction -- [ On Order ].
book cover  Lincoln's Early Archictecture
by Matthew Hansen, James McKee, Ed Zimmer

Non-Fiction -- 978.229 Han.

Books reviewed in June

book cover  Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
by Dave Eggers

Fiction -- Eggers.
book cover  The Painter
by Peter Heller

Fiction -- Heller.
book cover  Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonders From the World of Plants
by Jane Goodall

Non-Fiction -- 580 Goo.
book cover  Delicious!
by Ruth Reichl

Fiction -- Recihl.
book cover  Stone Cold
by C.J. Box

Fiction -- Box.
book cover  The Lincoln Myth
by Steve Berry

Fiction -- Berry.
book cover  The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Non-Fiction -- 973.911 Goo.
book cover  The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen
by Nicholas Christopher

Fiction -- YA Christopher.
book cover  The Twelfth Victim: The Innocence of Caril Fugate in the Starkweather Murder Rampage
by Linda Battisti and John Stevens Berry Sr.  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- Biography Fugate.
book cover  The Last Days of the Rainbelt
by David Wishart  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- 978.032 Wis.
book cover  Red Geraniums
by Sally Salisbury Stoddard  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Stoddard.
book cover  American Romantic
by Ward Just

Fiction -- Just.

Books reviewed in May

book cover  All That Is
by James Salter

Fiction -- Salter.
book cover  Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade
by Adam Minter

Non-Fiction -- 338.4 Min.
book cover  Road to Reckoning
by Robert Lautner

Fiction -- Lautner.
book cover  Morning: Last Poems
by Don Welch  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- 811 Wel.
book cover  American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church
by Alex Beam

Non-Fiction -- 289.3 Bea.
book cover  The Last Kind Words Saloon
by Larry McMurtry

Fiction -- McMurtry.
book cover  The Letters of Robert Frost Volume I 1896-1920
edited by Donald Sheehy, Mark Richardson and Robert Faggen

Non-Fiction -- Morgan.
book cover  Why I Read
by Wendy Lesser

Non-Fiction -- Biography Lesser.
book cover  Children of the Revolution
by Peter Robinson

Fiction -- Robinson.

Books reviewed in April

book cover  The Secret Life of William Shakespeare
by Jude Morgan

Fiction - Morgan.
book cover  Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives and the Biology of Political Differences
by John R. Hibbing, Kevin Smith and John R. Alford

Non-Fiction -- 320.5 Hib.
book cover  The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning
by Julene Bair  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- Biography Bair.
book cover  Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery and the Epic Hunt for Justice
by Scott Helman

Non-Fiction -- 363.325 Hel.
book cover  The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning
by Alicia Silverstone

Non-Fiction -- 618.178 Sil.
book cover  The Nebraska State Capitol: Restoring a Landmark
by BVH Architects  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- 725.11 Neb.
book cover  One House; The Unicameral's Progressive Vision for Nebraska
by Charlyne Berens  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- 328.782 Ber.
book cover  Which Way, Yahwey? The Story of James Schmidt Thimm and His Death by the Rulo Cult
by Hilda Neufeld Schmidt  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- 364.152 Sch.
book cover  Flash Boys
by Michael Lewis

Fiction -- Lewis.
book cover  The Counterfeit Agent
by Alex Berenson

Fiction -- Berenson.

Books reviewed in March

book cover  The Meaning of Names: A Novel
by Karen Gettert Shoemaker  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Shoemaker.
book cover  Who Discovered America: The Untold Story of the Peopling of the Americas
by Gavin Menzies and Ian Hudson

Non-Fiction -- 970.011 Men.
book cover  Words of Radiance
by Brandon Sanderson

Fiction -- Sanderson.
book cover  Writing on the Wall: Social Media - the First 2000 Years
by Tom Standage

Non-Fiction -- 302.23 Sta.
book cover  An Officer and a Spy
by Robert Harris

Fiction -- Harris.
book cover  Suspect
by Robert Crais

Fiction -- Crais.
book cover  The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox-News and Divided a Country
by Gabriel Sherman

Non-Fiction -- 070.4 She.
book cover  Ghostman
by Roger Hobbs

Fiction -- Hobbs.
book cover  The Traitor's Wife: A Novel: The Woman Behind Benedict Arnold and the Plan to Betray America
by Allison Pataki

Fiction -- Pataki.
book cover  Wonderland
by Ace Atkins (continuing characters from Robert B. Parker)

Fiction -- Atkins.
book cover  Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
by Robert Gates

Non-Fiction -- Biography Gates.
book cover  Spider Woman's Daughter
by Anne Hillerman

Fiction -- Hillerman.

Books reviewed in February

book cover  One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories
by B.J. Novak

Fiction -- Novak.
book cover  David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants
by Malcolm Gladwell

Non-Fiction -- 155.24 Gla.
book cover  The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
by Alexander McCall-Smith

Fiction -- McCall-Smith.
book cover  All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenting
by Jennifer Senior

Non-Fiction -- 306.874 Sen.
book cover  The Swan Gondola
by Timothy Schaffert

Fiction -- Schaffert.
book cover  The Third Temple
by Gary Gabelhouse

Fiction -- Gabelhouse.
book cover  Bucket List Bars: Historic Saloons, Pubs and Dives of America
by Dr. Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

Non-Fiction -- 647.95 Lan.
book cover  My Life in Middlemarch
by Rebecca Mead

Non-Fiction -- 823 EliYm.
book cover  Carthage
by Joyce Carol Oates

Fiction -- Oates.
book cover  Rosarito Beach
by M.A. Lawson

Fiction -- Lawson.
book cover  The Lowland
by Jhumpa Lahiri

Fiction -- Lahiri.
book cover  Lying
by Sam Harris

Non-Fiction -- 177.3 Har.

Books reviewed in January

book cover  Dissident Gardens
by Jonathan Lethem

Fiction -- Lethem.
book cover  Hell on Wheels, Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad
by Dick Kreck

Non-Fiction -- 978.02 Kre.
book cover  Murder Below Montparnasse
by Cara Black

Fiction -- Black.
book cover  We Are Water
by Wally Lamb

Fiction -- Lamb.
book cover  The Prince of Risk
by Christopher Reich

Fiction -- Reich.
book cover  On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome, With Love and Pasta
by Jen Lin-Liu

Non-Fiction -- Biography Lin-Liu.
book cover  The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914
by Margaret MacMillan

Non-Fiction -- 940.311 Mac.
book cover  Heart-Land: Growing Up in the Middle of Everything
by Douglas Keister  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- Biography Keister.
book cover  Robert B. Parker's Wonderland
by ace Atkins

Fiction -- Atkins.
book cover  Crooked Numbers
by Tim O'Mara

Fiction -- O'Mara.
book cover  George Norris, Going Home, Reflections of a Progressive Statesman
by Gene A. Budig and Don Walton  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- Biography Norris.
book cover  King and Maxwell
by David Baldacci

Fiction -- Baldacci.
book cover  The Good Lord Bird
by James McBride

Fiction -- McBride.

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